House of Lords Journal Volume 11
9 May 1660

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 9 May 1660', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 11: 1660-1666 (1767-1830), pp. 19-21. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13947 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 9 die Maii.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

19 Comes Manchester, Speaker.
1 D. of Bucks.
13 Comes Bridgwater.
18 Comes Bollingbrook.
8 Comes Nottingham.
10 Comes Dorsett.
14 Comes North'ton.
16 Comes Midd.
4 Comes Derby.
20 Comes Berks.
17 Comes Clare.
24 Comes Strafford.
7 Comes Lyncolne.
27 Viscount Conway.
12 Comes Exon.
5 Comes Rutland.
3 Comes Northumb.
11 Comes Sarum.
9 Comes Suffolk.
26 Viscount Say & Sealc.
6 Comes Pembrooke.
2 Comes Oxford.
15 Comes Denbigh.
25 Viscount Hereford.
22 Comes Rivers.
21 Comes Monmouth.
15 Ds. Deincourt.
14 Ds. Grey.
1 Ds. De la Warr.
18 Ds. Howard of Esc.
6 Ds. Crumwell.
16 Ds. Craven.
11 Ds. Gerrard.
8 Ds. Chandos.
9 Ds. Hunsdon.
3 Ds. Morley.
19 Ds. Capell.
12 Ds. Tenham.
5 Ds. Dacres.
17 Ds. Maynard.
4 Ds. Sandys.
13 Ds. Brooke.
2 Ds. Berkley.
7 Ds. Wharton.
10 Ds. Petre.

Count. of Worcester and Copley.

Upon reading the Petition of Margaret Countess of Worcester; complaining, "That Colonel Christopher Copley, doth undermine Worcester House:"

Therefore it is ORDERED, That Stop be made of further Proceedings therein.

Peers to assess themselves.

The Earl of Dorsett reported from the Committee of Privileges, "That their Lordships think it fit the Peers of this Kingdom do assess themselves with Horse and Arms for the Militia; and not to be rated and cessed by the Commissioners of the Country."

Which was accordingly ordered by the House.

(Entered hereafter at large.)

Committee to receive Information concerning the King's Goods.

It was moved, "That a Committee might be appointed, to consider and receive Information where any of the King's Goods, Jewels, or Pictures are; and to advise of some Course how the same may be restored to His Majesty."

And ordered accordingly:

2 Comes Northumb.
4 Comes Berks.
3 Comes Dorsett.
1 Comes Oxon.
4 Ds. Maynard.
2 Ds. Hunsdon.
1 Morley.
3 Ds. Grey.

Any Three; to meet when they please.

Ordinance for settling the Militia.

The Earl of Dorsett reported from the Committee, an Ordinance for the constituting of a Committee of both Houses of Parliament, for managing the great Affairs of the Kingdom, and settling the Militia for the Safety thereof; which was read Twice, and re-committed to these Lords following:

1 Comes Northumb.
9 Comes Manchester.
2 Comes Bedford.
4 Comes Suffolke.
3 Comes Pembrooke.
10 Comes Berks.
8 Comes North'ton.
5 Comes Dorsett.
6 Comes Exon.
7 Comes B'idgwater.
11 Viscount Say.
12 Viscount Conway.
3 Ds. Hunsdon.
4 Ds. Grey.
5 Ds. Craven.
2 Ds. Berkley.
1 Ds. De la Warr.
6 Ds. Maynard.

Any Five; to meet on Friday Morning.

Message from H. C. for the King to be desired to return speedily; --for the King to be prayed for; --and with a Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Prynn; who brought up divers Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:

"1. Resolved, nemine contradicente,

"That the King's Majesty be desired to make His speedy Return to His Parliament, and to the Exercise of His Kingly Office."

This Vote was agreed to by the Lords, nemine contradicente.

2. Votes for enjoining all Ministers to pray for the King. (Here enter them.)

Agreed to, and ordered to be printed and published.

3. The Bill, intituled, "An Act for removing and preventing all Questions and Disputes concerning the Assembling and Sitting of this present Parliament," was brought up, being passed by both Houses.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees in the Votes now brought up, nemine contradicente.

Lords who go to the King, to carry Him these Votes and Bill.

ORDERED, That it is referred to the Lords that are to go to the King, to give Order for the Ships that are to carry them over, to meet them at what Place they shall think fit; and that their Lordships do carry along with them the Votes now passed both Houses.

Message from H. C. for the King's Arms to be set up.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Prynn, &c.; who brought up a Vote, wherein they desired their Lordships Concurrence:

"That the Arms of this Commonwealth, wherever they are standing, be forthwith taken down; and that the King's Majesty's Arms be set up instead thereof."

Agreed to, nemine contradicente; and the Answer was returned to the House of Commons.

Message from thence, with Votes for settling Affairs in Ireland; and with Orders.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Annesley, &c.; who brought divers Particulars, wherein they desired their Lordships Concurrence:

1. Votes concerning settling of Affairs in Ireland. Read, and respited.

2. An Order for issuing out Five Hundred Pounds to General Mountagu, upon Accompt. (Here enter it.)

Read, and Agreed to.

3. An Order for General Mountagu to obey the Commands of His Majesty, for disposing the Fleet, in order to His Return. (Here enter it.)

Read, and Agreed to.

4. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Votes formerly brought up, concerning the Great Seal of England.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That as to the Vote concerning the Great Seal of Ireland, and the Great Seal of England, this House will take the same into Consideration, and return an Answer by Messengers of their own: To the other Two Orders, this House concurs with them therein; and also to the Order for proclaiming the King in Ireland.

King to be proclaimed in Dunkirk.

ORDERED, That the Proclamation for proclaiming His Majesty be sent to Dunkirke, that His Majesty be proclaimed there.

Lords to go to the King.

ORDERED, That Friday next is appointed for the Lords that are to wait upon the King, to set forward on their Journey.

President of the Council of State.

Upon Information to this House, "That Yesterday some Breach of Privilege was made, by the President of the Council of State, in going before the Peers with his Mace, at the Proclaiming of His Majesty:"

It is ORDERED, That this Business is referred to the Committee of Privileges; and they to meet this Afternoon, at Five a Clock.

E. India Co. and Skinner.

Upon reading the Petition of the East India Company; complaining of "a Ship that is setting out to the Indies by private Persons:"

It is ORDERED, To be referred to the Committee of Petitions, who are to hear all Parties concerned therein, and report the same to this House; in the mean Time, that there be Stop and Stay of the Ship mentioned in the Petition.

Committee for Petitions.

ORDERED, That the Lord Tenham, Lord Morley, and the Lord Sandys, be added to the Committee of Petitions.

Ld. Say & Seale's Salvo, concerning the Wardenship of the Ciaque Ports.

ORDERED, That the Lord Viscount Say & Seale's Title to be Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of the Castle of Dover, be saved in the Ordinance read this Day and committed; and that the said Committee do make a Salvo for his Lordship's Title.

Vote about the Great Seal.

The Vote brought Yesterday from the House of Commons, concerning the Great Seal, was read, and ordered to be laid aside.

Proceedings to be in the King's Name.

Resolved, That all Proceedings be in the King's Majesty's Name, from the 5th of May Instant, inclusive.

Votes to be sent to the King.

ORDERED, That these Lords following do consider, and prepare to present to this House, what Votes have been passed the Houses, which are requisite to be sent with the Lords that are to go to the King:

1 D. Bucks.
3 E. Northumb.
2 E. Oxford.
4 E. Lyncolne.
7 E. Strafford.
8 Viscount Say & Seale.
5 Comes Pembrooke.
6 Comes Berks.
9 Ds. Wharton.
13 Ds. Capell.
12 Ds. Maynard.
10 Ds. Petre.
11 Ds. Grey.

Any Three; to meet this Afternoon, at Five of the Clock.

Portuguese Ambassador and Ant. Vas.

ORDERED, That the Papers of the Portugall Ambassador be considered of this Afternoon, by the Committee of Privileges.

E. of Suffolk to have Green which Park, &c.

ORDERED, That the Earl of Suffolke, or his Assigns, shall have the Possession of Greenwich Parke and Lodge forthwith delivered to him, until the further Order of this House.

Message from H. C. about Instructions for the Commissioners going to the King.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Will. Lewis, &c.:

To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons have appointed Friday next for their Members to go to the King, with their Answer to His Majesty's Gracious Letters and Declaration; and that they have appointed a Committee, to draw up Instructions for their Members.

The Return was:

Answer.

That this House hath appointed a Committee of Twelve, to join with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to draw up Instructions, as is desired.

Lords to be exempted from all Charge of Trained Bands, &c.

Upon Report this Day made to the House, from the Committee of Privileges:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That, according to the ancient and undoubted Rights of Peerage, no Lord of Parliament, or Peer of this Realm, be, or shall be, charged or set at any Arms whatsoever, upon any Act for the Trained Bands, Militia, or otherwise; and that their Lordships, Assistants and Attendants of the said House, be, and are hereby, exempted in, and from, the said Charge accordingly.

Order to pray for the King.

"Resolved, upon the Question, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,

"That all and every the Ministers, throughout the Kingdoms of England and Ireland, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwicke upon Tweede, do, and are hereby required and enjoined, in their Public Prayers, to pray for the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by the Name of "Our Sovereign Lord Charles, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c." and for the most Illustrious Prince James Duke of Yorke, and the rest of the Royal Progeny."

Order for a Public Thanksgiving.

"Resolved, upon the Question, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,

"That the Ministers who are appointed to officiate before both Houses upon Thursday next, being the Day appointed for a Public Thanksgiving; and all other Ministers within the Cities of London and Westm. and the late Lines of Communication, who, in their several Churches and Chapels, are to carry on the Duties of that Day; and also all other Ministers, who are on that Day Fortnight to perform the like Duty, throughout the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, and Town of Barwicke upon Tweede, shall be, and are hereby, enjoined to return Thanks to Almighty God, for His Majesty's several Gracious Letters to both Houses of Parliament; and to the Commanders in Chief of the Forces both by Land and Sea, and to the Lord Mayor and Common Council of the City of London, together with the Declaration inclosed; and the just and honourable Concessions therein contained; and for the hearty, loyal, and dutiful Conjunction of the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament; and the universal Concurrence of all the Commanders and Forces, both by Land and Sea, to receive His Majesty into His Dominions and Government, according to their bounden Duty, and the Laws of the Land; and that the Ministers, upon Thursday Fortnight, be enjoined to read His Majesty's Letters and Declarations to both Houses, in their several Churches and Chapels, at the same Time."

Lords to receive the King.

ORDERED, That the Earls of Northumb. Sarum, Berks, Viscount Say & Seale, Lord Wharton, Lord Petre, and the Lord Craven, are added to the Committee for Reception of the King.

It is ORDERED, To be referred to the Committee for Reception of the King, to consider how the King is to be sent for, and by whom.

Order for 500l. to Gen. Mountague.

"ORDERED, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Council of State do forthwith advance the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds to General Mountagu, One of the Generals at Sea, upon Accompt."

Gen. Mountague to observe the King's Directions.

"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,

"That General Edward Mountagu, One of the Generals at Sea, do observe such Commands as the King's Majesty shall please to give him, for Disposal of the Fleet, or any Part thereof, in order to His Majesty's Return."

King to be proclaimed in Ireland.

"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,

"That the Proclamation agreed on for proclaiming of the King's Majesty be sent to Ireland, to be there proclaimed; and the Commissioners for managing the Affairs of Ireland are required to cause the same to be proclaimed accordingly."

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 9a cras.